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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

ISCB Student Council elections


Next SC leadership : 2010-2011

Jeroen de Ridder : SC Chair

Venkatakrishnan A.J : SC Vice Chair

Jayne Hehir-Kwa : SC Secretary

Avinash K Shanmugam : RSG Committee Chair

Nils Gehlenborg : SC Representative to ISCB Board of Directors


More here: Student Council

Monday, December 7, 2009

Call for Chapters - Computational & Data Grids: Principles, Designs, and Applications

CALL FOR CHAPTERS
Proposal Submission Deadline: -Extended- December 30, 2009
Computational and Data Grids: Principles, Designs, and Applications
A book edited by Dr.Nikolaos Preve
National Technical University of Athens, Greece

To be published by IGI Global: http://www.igi-global.com/requests/details.asp?ID=748

Introduction
Grid computing is the next generation information technology infrastructure that promises to transform the way organizations and individuals compute, communicate and collaborate. Grid computing is an evolution of distributed computing and it refers to a large-scale high-performance computing which combines distributed heterogeneous computing resources and the result is a unique large virtual supercomputer with a vast amount of shared processing power and data storage. Considering the enormous amount of these underutilized computing resources, the necessity of a grid infrastructure is compulsory. A computational grid provides access to users who want to utilize the shared processing resources in order to efficiently apply high throughput applications on distributed machines. The second most common shared resource used in a grid is data storage and it is known as data grid. This type of grid provides distributed storage capacity such as attached memory to the processor, hard di sk drives or other types of permanent storage. Grid computing can assist grid users in order to utilize to the maximum computing resources by applying tasks and solving a scientific or technical problem that requires a great number of computer processing cycles or the need to process large amounts of data.

Objective of the Book
This book aims to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and will cover the latest empirical research findings in the area of grid computing. The goal of this book is to represent theoretical frameworks, methodologies, implementations, and cutting edge research findings with a critical perspective bridging the gap between academia and the latest achievements of the computer industry. It will be written for professionals, as well as students, who are involved or interested in the study, use, design, and development of grid computing and want to improve and empower their understanding of it. Also, this book aims to help researchers and developers understand the basics of the field, to highlight the various developments over the years in the field by giving an in depth analysis of grid networks.

Target Audience
The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals, engineers, researchers and students who are interested and working in the field of grid computing. Moreover, the book will provide insights and can serve as both literature at an undergraduate level and as an overview of the area.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
1.Theories, definitions, methodologies, models, applications, simulations, and architectures relevant to grid computing
2.Implementations of computational grids, data grids, sensor and mobile grids
3.Grid data storage, grid databases, data management, and data mining
4.Indexing and query optimization over grid databases
5.Grid middleware
6.Web services
7.Security, cryptography, and cryptanalysis
8.Artificial intelligence
9.Algorithms
10.Scheduling, resource management, and optimization
11.Workflow and fault tolerance
12.Programming in grid computing
13.Cloud computing and grids
14.Grid computing in scientific problems (i.e. astrophysics, bioinformatics, chemistry, economy and finance, electromagnetics, geophysics, meteorology, numerical analysis, statistics)

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 30, 2009, a 1-2 page chapter clearly explaining the mission and concerns of the proposed chapter. We also highly encourage early full chapter submissions. Please include the title of the book in the subject line of your e-mail. Authors will be notified by January 15, 2010 about the status of their proposals and will be sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 31, 2010 or earlier.
All submitted chapters must not have been published elsewhere and will undergo a double-blind peer review by at least two referees. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Publisher
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2010.

Important Dates
December 30, 2009: Proposal Submission Deadline
January 15, 2010: Notification of Acceptance
March 31, 2010: Full Chapter Submission
June 15, 2010: Review Results Returned
August 15, 2010: Final Chapter Submission
September 15, 2010: Final Deadline


Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:
Dr.Nikolaos Preve
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
National Technical University of Athens, 15773 Zographou, Greece
Tel.: +30 211 770 8053 - GSM: +30 697 750 4197
E-mail: nikpreb@mail.ntua.gr

with cc to:

Editorial Board
E-mail: editorialt@gmail.com
URL: http://www.igi-global.com/requests/details.asp?ID=748

Contact Person: Nikolaos Preve (nikpreb@mail.ntua.gr)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Forensic Bioinformatics Analyses Lead to Suspension of Clinical Trials

In its December issue the Annals of Applied Statistics feature an article on reproducible research in high-throughput biology by Keith A. Baggerly and Kevin R. Coombes of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. In their article they describe how they used "Forensic Bioinformatics" to identify an array of problems - in many cases simple errors - in published studies that are the basis of several ongoing clinical trials. These trials have now been suspended, as the findings by Baggerly and Coombes suggest that patients could be harmed.

Stories published on October 2nd, October 9th and October 23rd in The Cancer Letter contain details about the developments.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

IBM Unveils a New Brain Simulator

IEEE Spectrum: IBM Unveils a New Brain Simulator:

"A big step forward in a project that aims for thinking chips

BY SALLY ADEE // NOVEMBER 2009

18 November 2009—Scientists and engineers at IBM’s Almaden Research Center, in San Jose, Calif., announced today at the Supercomputing Conference (SC09) in Portland, Ore., that they have created the largest brain simulation to date on a supercomputer. The number of neurons and synapses in the simulation exceed those in a cat’s brain; previous simulations have reached only the level of mouse and rat brains. Experts predict that the simulation will have profound effects in two arenas: It will lead to a better understanding of how the brain’s architecture leads to cognition, and it should inspire the design of electronics that mimic the brain’s as-yet-unmatched ability to do complex computation and learn using a small volume of hardware that consumes little power......"



(Via http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/ibm-unveils-a-new-brain-simulator.)


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Petascale Computing Tools Could Provide Deeper Insight into Genomic Evolution

Scicasts™: Petascale Computing Tools Could Provide Deeper Insight into Genomic Evolution

"Technological advances in high-throughput DNA sequencing have opened up the possibility of determining how living things are related by analyzing the ways in which their genes have been rearranged on chromosomes. However, inferring such evolutionary relationships from rearrangement events is computationally intensive on even the most advanced computing systems available today....."



Nature Article: Predicting new molecular targets for known drugs

see the News and Views from A.L. Hopkins:

Drug discovery: Predicting promiscuity

"Computational methods that reliably predict the biological activities of compounds have long been sought. The validation of one such method suggests that in silico predictions for drug discovery have come of age....."



and the full article by Michael J. Keiser et.al.: Predicting new molecular targets for known drugs

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

(re)Funding Databases II

There is an interesting update on the discussion about funding/re-funding of databases on The OpenHelix Blog

(re)Funding Databases II | The OpenHelix Blog: ""


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Education and Employment of Biological and Medical Scientists: Data from National Surveys

FASEB published a slideshow presenting data on the education and employment of biologists and medical scientists.

Details can be found here

Friday, November 6, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

RECOMB-BE 2010 Call for Papers&Abstracts

The Second RECOMB satellite conference on Bioinformatics Education (RECOMB-BE) will be held at the Center for Algorithmic and Systems Biology at the University of California, San Diego, May 22-23, 2010.

We invite submissions in three categories:
Bioinformatics Education Papers
Bioinformatics Education Abstracts (submitted by educators)
Undergraduate Bioinformatics Research abstracts (submitted by undergraduate or first-year graduate students)

The selected papers and abstracts in each category will be invited either for oral or for poster presentations. Note that the acceptance of poster abstract is conditional on at least one of its authors pre-registering for the RECOMB-BE workshop electronically.

Bioinformatics Education papers should be submitted via the RECOMB BE web site and must be received by January 5, 2010. The papers should focus on a biological problem and on didactic ways to convey computational ideas that can be used to address it. The papers should be self-contained and should be written in the way that it can be understood by advanced undergraduate biology students. Papers focusing solely on computational problems and papers focusing solely on biological problems will not be considered. RECOMB BE imposes no restrictions on format, length, notation, etc. but rather let the contributors choose the style they feel is the most appropriate. However, we anticipate that each contributed paper will be at least 10 pages long.

The papers will be reviewed and the accepted papers will be published in the special Education issue of the Journal of Computational Biology (http://www.liebertpub.com/products/product.aspx?pid=31).
The authors of the accepted papers will be invited to join the Bioinformatics Education Alliance that will meet in San Diego shortly before RECOMB BE with the goal to discuss the planned book "Bioinformatics for Biologists" based on the accepted papers.

Bioinformatics Education abstracts (submitted by educators) should be submitted via the RECOMB BE web site and must be received by January 20, 2010. The abstracts are at most 1 page long. The abstracts in this category can either discuss practice, challenges, and perspectives in bioinformatics education (e.g., curricula, integration of bioinformatics programs, online courses, etc.) or represent a proposal for a short 20-30 min introductory lecture aimed at undergraduates. We are specifically looking for lectures that start with a description of an interesting biological problem, e.g., "Did we evolve from Neanderthals?" and show how computational techniques solve this biological problem.

The selected papers and abstracts will be invited either for oral or for poster presentations. The acceptance of paper/abstract is conditional on at least one of its authors pre-registering for the RECOMB workshop.

Undergraduate Bioinformatics Research abstracts (submitted by undergraduates or 1st year graduate students reporting their undergraduate work) should be submitted via the RECOMB BE web site and must be received by January 20, 2010. The abstracts are at most 1 page long. The selected papers and abstracts will be invited either for oral or for poster presentations. The acceptance of paper/abstract is conditional on at least one of its authors pre-registering for the RECOMB workshop.
URL: http://casb.calit2.net/bioed10/

Contact Person: Sangtae Kim (recomb-be@ucsd.edu)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Nobel Prize In Chemistry: What Ribosomes Look Like And How They Functions At Atomic Level

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2009 jointly to Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, United Kingdom; Thomas A. Steitz, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA; and Ada E. Yonath, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome". Read more...

Work on Telomeres Wins Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2009 jointly to Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak for the discovery of "how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase". Read more...


The 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine will go to three Americans who discovered telomeres, the genetic code that protects the ends of chromosomes, and telomerase, the enzyme that assists in this process, findings that are important in the study of cancer, aging and stem cells. Read more...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bioinformatics stimulus funding for cancer genomics

Researchers in the Jack Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will establish a Cancer Genome Data Analysis Center as part of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), a $275 million collaborative project led by the National Cancer Institute and the National Human Genome Research Institute.

The TCGA project was highlighted in a White House announcement this week of $5 billion in grants to fund cutting-edge medical research across the country as part of the economic stimulus package. ...
URL: http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/news/article?ID=1793

Contact Person: Tim Stephens (stephens@ucsc.edu)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Older but not wiser

Almost all peer reviewers get worse, not better, over time, suggests a study presented on 10 September at the Sixth International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication in Vancouver, Canada.
URL: http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/2009/091001/full/nj7264-681a.html

Contact Person: Magali Michaut (michaut.bioinfo@gmail.com)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A New Biology to Mend Society's Woes

When a National Academies panel was created last year to examine where to go next in life sciences, some thought it would focus on biomedicine—or merely ask for more money. So many science advocates were pleased last week when the panel called for a multidisciplinary initiative to address four major societal problems involving food, energy, the environment, and health. The report likens these goals to sending a man to the moon and the Human Genome Project.

The advice comes from a panel funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Energy to examine how to build on the explosion of biological data from DNA sequencing and other efforts...
URL: http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/325/5948/1609-a

Contact Person: Magali Michaut (michaut.bioinfo@gmail.com)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Haussler and Kent honored by American Society of Human Genetics

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has honored two researchers in the Jack Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz with the 2009 Curt Stern Award. David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering, and James Kent, a research scientist in the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, will accept the award on October 24 during the annual meeting of the ASHG in Honolulu.

Haussler's previous awards include the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award ...

Kent was awarded the Overton Prize for outstanding achievements in computational biology by the ISCB in 2003 ...
URL: http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/news/article?ID=1789

Contact Person: Daniel Strain (dstrain@ucsc.edu)

Computational Biologist Wins Prestigious Award

Microsoft Research announced recently that Peer Bork, group leader in the Structural and Computational Biology Unit at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, will receive an award for his contributions to the advancement of science through the use of computational methods.

Bork was named Sept. 22 as the recipient of the fourth annual Royal Society and Académie des sciences Microsoft Award, presented for his work to discover important relationships between the nature of the human microbiome—the union of all microorganisms that live in and around the human body—and various human parameters, such as age, ethnicity, diseases, nutrition, and genetics.


Bork's research is frequently being published in journals such as Nature, Science and Cell.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Leading Universities Launch Initiative to Support Open Access Publishing

"We think the system is going to fall apart of its own weight," says Thomas Leonard, a university librarian at UC Berkeley, about the traditional publishing system. Inside Higher Ed reports on a new development towards better support for Open Access journals:

On Monday, five leading universities announced a new "Compact for Open Access Publishing Equity" in which they have pledged to develop systems to pay open access journals for the articles they publish by the institutions' scholars. In doing so, the institutions are attempting to put to rest the idea that only older publication models (paid and/or print) can support rigorous peer review and quality assurance.


The five universities that have joined the agreement so far are MIT, Harvard, Cornell, UC Berkeley and Dartmouth College.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Real Lives and White Lies in the Funding of Scientific Research

In "Real Lives and White Lies in the Funding of Scientific Research" (published on September 15th in PLoS Biology) Peter A Lawrence offers his perspective on the challenges that many (early career) scientists are facing when trying to secure funding for their (first) lab or research group. He discusses the impact of the current system on careers and science itself and argues for a simplified system.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Stem Cells and Bioinformatics

This is an International Consortium of Stem Cell Networks (ICSCN) event hosted by Scottish Stem Cell Network. This international two day event has attracted some of the field's most prominent figures and will cover disease modelling in stem cells, cellular reprogramming and application of bioinformatics.
URL: http://www.sscn.co.uk/Item.aspx?dept_id=138&item_id=225

Contact Person: Jenna Chambers (jenna@sscn.co.uk)

Monday, September 14, 2009

First EMBO Workshop on Visualizing Biological Data at the EMBL's new Advanced Training Centre in Heidelberg, Germany

An EMBO Workshop on Visualizing Biological Data (VizBi)



The goal of the workshop is to bring together, for the first time, researchers developing and using visualization systems across all areas of biology, including genomics, sequence analysis, macromolecular structures, systems biology, and imaging (including microscopy and magnetic resonance imaging). We have assembled an authoritative list of 29 invited speakers who will present an exciting program, reviewing the state-of-the-art and perspectives in each of these areas. The primary focus will be on visualizing processed and annotated data in their biological context, rather than on processing of raw data.

The workshop is limited in the total number participants, and each participant is normally required to present a poster and to give a 'fastforward' presentation about their work (limited to 30 seconds and 1 slide).

To apply to join the workshop, please go to http://vizbi.org and submit an abstract and image related to your work. Submissions close on 16 November 2009. Since places are limited, participants will be selected based on the relevance of their work to the goals of the workshop.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent within three weeks after the close of submissions.

We plan to award a prize for the submitted image that best conveys a strong scientific message in a visually compelling manner.

Please forward this announcement to anyone who may be interested. We hope to see you in Heidelberg next spring!

Seán O'Donoghue, EMBL

Jim Procter, University of Dundee

Nils Gehlenborg, European Bioinformatics Institute

Reinhard Schneider, EMBL


If you have any questions about the registration process please contact:

Adela Valceanu


Conference Officer

European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Meyerhofstr. 1

D-69117 Heidelberg

Tel: +49-6221-387 8625

Fax: +49-6221-387 8158

Email: valceanu@embl.de

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

2010 Summit on Translational Bioinformatics- Call for Participation

AMIA is now accepting abstract submissions to present at the 2010 Summit on Translational Bioinformatics, which will take place March 10-12 in San Francisco, CA. Submissions will be accepted on the AMIA website through September 24, 2009. For more information on this event or to download the Call for Participation please visit http://summit2010.amia.org.
URL: http://summit2010.amia.org

Contact Person: AMIA Office (mail@amia.org)

Friday, August 21, 2009

News and Important Information from Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology!

Keystone Symposia offers scholarship and travel awards to student and postdoc conference attendees. Historically, Keystone Symposia has awarded an average of one-third of all scholarship applicants. Scholarship and abstract submission deadlines are typically four months prior to the start date of a meeting. With many deadlines fast approaching, take a look at our 2009-2010 conference schedule and obtain information on specific meeting deadlines: www.keystonesymposia.org/2010meetings . In addition to scholarships, student registration rates are also discounted by up to 35% (verification of student status must be provided at the time of registration). Please visit www.keystonesymposia.org/Minority for more information on scholarships and how to apply.

Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology is an educational nonprofit organization that convenes open, international meetings in the biomedical and life sciences. Based on a rigorous peer review process and held in stimulating venues, the conferences provide valuable opportunities for scientists to share their ideas and results with their peers across different disciplines, forge new research collaborations, receive mentoring and support, and ultimately accelerate the pace of their research efforts.

Keystone Symposia has a vision for enhancing the participation of traditional U.S. visible ethnic minority scientists attending its conferences, as well as in the broader life sciences field. It is our belief that a more diverse research community will contribute to a broader, more dynamic perspective at the level of laboratory research where critical judgments are made. Often bringing together converging fields, resulting in stimulating interactions, the conferences are offered in multiple disciplines including:

• Biochemistry
• Cancer
• Cell Biology
• Genetics/Genomics
• Immunology
• Infectious Diseases

There are also many career-enhancing opportunities for attendees including the chance to:

• network with world-class scientists
• participate in scientific inquiry
• obtain mentoring regarding career decision-making and career path progression
• learn effective networking techniques
• learn how to utilize networks in the planning, development and attainment of your career goals

Since speakers for short talks are selected on the basis of abstract submission, you have an excellent opportunity to gain exposure for your work via our abstract book, at a poster session and possibly through a short talk.

Achieving success and accomplishing your career goals in the life sciences requires action to see the results. Take action; visit our website to find deadline information and apply for scholarships.
URL: http://www.keystonesymposia.org

Contact Person: Dana Wood (danaw@keystonesymposia.org)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

BU Biomedical Engineering Symposium: "Frontiers in Biomolecular Engineering

A Symposium Celebrating Temple Smith’s Appointment as Emeritus Professor of Biomedical Engineering"


Friday, September 25, 2009
8:30 AM — 5:00 PM

Boston University
Photonics Building, Room 206
8 St. Mary’s Street


(Via http://www.bu.edu/dbin/bme/smithsymp/.)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

NCBI: BioSystems database

NCBI BioSystems database launched:

"About the Database:
A biosystem, or biological system, is a group of molecules that interact in a biological system. One type of biosystem is a biological pathway, which can consist of interacting genes, proteins, and small molecules. Another type of biosystem is a disease, which can involve components such as genes, biomarkers, and drugs. more..."



Saturday, August 8, 2009

Genomics: The next generation

Short article describing some aspects of the next-generation sequencing technologies (with some animations).


"Feature: Genomics: The next generation

28 July 2009. By Mun-Keat Looi


The advent of the Human Genome Project and the development of faster, cheaper DNA sequencing revolutionised medical and biological research - and the technology is still evolving. Mun-Keat Looi looks at the platforms pushing us closer toward the ‘$1000 genome’."......



(Via http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/News/.)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009

How much computer science and math does a biologist need to know?

There are two interesting papers in Science (Vol. 325, 31 July 2009) which argue that biologists need to know more about computational tools:

Computing Has Changed Biology--Biology Education Must Catch Up by Pevzner and Shamir"

and

Mathematical Biology Education: Beyond Calculus by Robeva and Laubenbacher

both articles are discussed here:

Should biologists study computer science? by By John Timmer

Thursday, July 30, 2009

RECOMB partners with PLoS Comp Bio and JCB + more

RECOMB is partnering with PLoS Computational Biology and Journal of Computational Biology; selections of accepted papers will be invited for submission of full journal versions to special issues. These papers will also appear in the proceedings.

RECOMB is adding a highlights track which will feature PI presentations of exciting developments that have already appeared in journals within the past year. This will be modeled after the successful ISMB highlights track.

RECOMB is adding special sessions on emerging areas including Genomics in Medicine and Regulatory RNAs.

Selected posters will be invited for short presentations.
URL: http://kdbio.inesc-id.pt/recomb2010/home_002.html

Contact Person: Bonnie Berger (bab@mit.edu)

NIPS 2009 Call For Mini-Symposia

CALL FOR MINI-SYMPOSIUM PROPOSALS

Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) -- Natural and Synthetic
NIPS*2009 Mini-symposia
December 10, 2009
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver, BC, CANADA

http://nips.cc/

Following the regular program of the Neural Information Processing Systems
2009 conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada, up to four mini-symposia will be
held in parallel during the afternoon of December 10, 2009, in the Hyatt
Regency, Vancouver, BC, Canada. We invite researchers interested in
chairing a mini-symposium to submit proposals.

The goal of the mini-symposia is to present topical material on a single
theme, well suited to the main conference audience. Controversial issues,
emerging topics, open problems, and comparisons of competing approaches
are not only encouraged but preferred as symposium topics. Representation
of alternative viewpoints are also particularly encouraged. Possible
topics for symposia include, but are not limited to:

Active Learning, Attention, Audition, Bayesian Networks, Bayesian
Statistics, Benchmarking, Biophysics, Brain-Machine Interfaces, Brain
Imaging, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics,
Computational Complexity, Control and Reinforcement Learning, Data Mining,
Game Theory, Graphical Models, Hippocampus and Memory, Human-Computer
Interfaces, Independent Component Analysis, Information Theory, Kernel
Methods, Large Scale Implementations and Software, Learning Theory,
Mean-Field Methods, Mechanism Design, Music, Network Dynamics, Neural
Coding, Neural Plasticity, Neuromorphic Systems, Nonparametric Models,
On-Line Learning, Optimization, Randomized Algorithms, Robotics, Rule
Extraction, Self-Organization, Signal Processing, Spike Timing, Speech,
Statistical Inference, Unsupervised Learning and Information Extraction,
Time Series, Vision and Scene Understanding.

Each of the four mini-symposia will run for three hours in the afternoon
of December 10 after the end of the main conference. Organizers may
consider proposing a mini-symposium in conjunction with a one- or two-day
workshop proposed to be held subsequently in Whistler. In such a case
proposers should take into account the more polished nature of the
symposium, and, as the attendees might differ, should ensure that each
stands alone programmatically.

Detailed descriptions of previous symposia and workshops can be found at
http://nips.cc/Conferences/2008/. We encourage neuroscience-related
proposals, and are especially interested in those bridging areas of
neuroscience and machine learning. Selected mini-symposia may be invited
to submit proceedings for publication in the post-NIPS workshops
monographs series published by the MIT Press.

More details and instructions for submission of proposals may be found
online at http://nips.cc/Conferences/2009/CallForMiniSymposia. Proposals
must be received by August 28, 2009.

Richard Zemel (University of Toronto)
Dale Schuurmans (University of Alberta)
Yoshua Bengio (University of Montreal)
NIPS*2009 Symposia Co-Chairs

PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY AUGUST 28, 2009
URL: http://nips.cc/Conferences/2009/CallForMiniSymposia

Contact Person: Richard Zemel (nips.workshop@gmail.com)

New Protein Structure Programs from NIGMS

Centers for Membrane Protein Structure Determination (U54) RFA-GM-10-006: "Purpose. This FOA solicits applications to establish Centers for Membrane Protein Structure Determination that will become a vital component in fulfilling the expanded goals of the NIGMS PSI:Biology network for high-throughput-enabled structural biology.  Awardee principal investigators will become part of the PSI:Biology Network Steering Committee and will work jointly with other investigators and NIH staff to manage the overall PSI:Biology initiative."




Consortia for High-Throughput-Enabled Structural Biology Partnerships (U01) RFA-GM-10-007
"Purpose. This FOA solicits proposals to establish partnerships between researchers interested in a biological problem of significant scope and researchers providing high-throughput structure determination capabilities through the NIGMS PSI:Biology network. Applicants to this FOA should propose work to solve a substantial biological problem for which the determination of many protein structures is necessary. The proteins should be amenable to high-throughput structure determination and/or should provide suitable targets to motivate new technology development. Awardee principal investigators will become part of the PSI:Biology Network Steering Committee and will work jointly with other investigators and NIH staff to manage the overall PSI:Biology initiative."

(Via http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

EvoBIO'10 - First Call for Papers

EvoBIO'10 - First Call for Papers:

EvoBIO 2010 The 8th annual European Conference on Evolutionary Computation, Machine Learning and Data Mining in Bioinformatics.

(Via EvoStar )

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Free NIH Education Booklet on Computational Biology

Find out how biomedical engineers, mathematicians, physicists, and biologists use computers to answer important health-related questions in a free science education booklet called Computing Life.

The booklet features short articles, colorful graphics, and fun sidebars that highlight the different roles of computers and related advances in medical research. It also introduces science students to potential new career opportunities.

Here's a sampling of what you'll find in the free booklet:
• Overviews of biomedical research areas relying on computing and math
• Short, clear descriptions of current research projects
• Profiles of people conducting the work
• Callout boxes with trivia and activities
• Links to animations and other resources.

Plus, visit the Web site (http://publications.nigms.nih.gov/computinglife) every month to find new research advances, interviews, interactive games, and multimedia or to order a free copy of the printed booklet.

Computing Life is part of a growing collection of free science education materials available from NIH's National Institute of General Medical Sciences. These printed and online resources focus on medically relevant life sciences. You can preview, download, and order them via the "More Publications" link at the top of the Computing Life home page. Printed materials are available individually or in classroom sets.

For questions or feedback, contact Computing Life editor Emily Carlson at carlsone@nigms.nih.gov.

URL: http://publications.nigms.nih.gov/computinglife

Contact Person: Emily Carlson (carlsone@nigms.nih.gov)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Science Is in the Details - Sam Harris on Francis Collins

Science Is in the Details


By SAM HARRIS, Published: New York Times, July 26, 2009

"PRESIDENT OBAMA has nominated Francis Collins to be the next director of the National Institutes of Health. It would seem a brilliant choice. Dr. Collins’s credentials are impeccable: he is a physical chemist, a medical geneticist and the former head of the Human Genome Project. He is also, by his own account, living proof that there is no conflict between science and religion. In 2006, he published “The Language of God,” in which he claimed to demonstrate “a consistent and profoundly satisfying harmony” between 21st-century science and evangelical Christianity".....more

(Via http://www.nytimes.com.)

Bacterial computers can crack mathematical problems

Bacterial computers can crack mathematical problems

"Computers are evolving – literally. While the tech world argues netbooks vs notebooks, synthetic biologists are leaving traditional computers behind altogether. A team of US scientists have engineered bacteria that could solve complex mathematical problems faster than anything made from silicon.

The research, published today in the Journal of Biological Engineering, proves that bacteria can be used to solve a puzzle known as the Hamiltonian Path Problem. ....."

(Via www.guardian.co.uk.)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The EMBO Write Move Competition

The EMBO Write Move Competition:

Making the Write Move
EMBO invites entries for the 2009 EMBO Write Move Competition, an initiative of EMBO Life Sciences Mobility...

(Via EMBO Life Sciences Mobility Portal).

Friday, July 24, 2009

One of the First People to Synthesize an Enzyme Dies

One of the First People to Synthesize an Enzyme Dies:

Ralph Hirschmann dies at the age of 87.

(Via The Daily Scan from GenomeWeb).

CfPPP: MLSB-09, SEP 5-6 2009, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Call for Participation and Poster Presentations

MLSB 09: 3rd International Workshop on Machine Learning in Systems Biology; 5-6 September 2009, Ljubljana, Slovenia http://mlsb09.ijs.si/

3 AUG: Poster abstract submission deadline
17 AUG: Early registration deadline

We kindly invite you to participate and/or present a poster at MLSB-09, the 3rd International Workshop on Machine Learning in Systems Biology. The workshop aims to contribute to the cross-fertilization between the research in machine learning methods and their applications to systems biology. The program of the workshop will include 6 invited talks by renowned researchers and 12 oral presentations of reviewed contributions (see http://mlsb09.ijs.si/program.html for details). It will also include a poster session: Abstracts for poster presentations can be submitted by 3 AUG 2009.The Workshop is organized as "core - event" of PASCAL2, Network of Excellence in Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning (http://www.pascal-network.org/) The workshop will take place 5-6 September 2009 at the Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia. It will immediately precede ECML PKDD 2009, taking place 7-11 September 2009 in Bled, Slovenia (Bled is 30 miles from Ljublj ana, transport will be organized).Saso Dzeroski, Pierre Geurts and Juho Rousu MLSB-09 Chairs (on behalf of the MLSB-09 organizers)
URL: http://mlsb09.ijs.si/

Contact Person: Juho Rousu (juho.rousu@cs.helsinki.fi)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

NCBI News - July 2009

NCBI News - July 2009:

The July 2009 issue of the NCBI News is now available online. The featured resource article this month is entitled, "The BioSystems Database of Biological Pathways." Please see the new issue on the NCBI Bookshelf: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=newsncbi&part=JGMOfA182.bid.1

(Via NCBI Announcements).

New Way to Determine Protein Structures Revealed

New Way to Determine Protein Structures Revealed:

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a fast and efficient way to determine the structure of proteins, shortening a process that often takes years into a matter of days.

(Via OBBeC.com: Latest Headlines).

2010 NAS Award in Molecular Biology

2010 NAS Award in Molecular Biology
Date: Jul 20, 2009
The National Academy of Sciences is currently accepting nominations for the 2010 NAS Award in Molecular Biology.

The award is presented to recognize recent notable discovery in molecular biology by a young scientist who is a citizen of the United States. Presented with a prize of $25,000, some recent recipients include Stephen P. Bell, Angelika Amon, and Xiaodong Wang.

The deadline for nomination is September 15, 2009.
URL: http://www.nasonline.org/site/PageServer?pagename=AWARDS_molbio

Contact Person: Jon Speshock (kspeshock@nas.edu)

Collaborative Drug Discovery Partnership To Advance Cancer Drug Development

Collaborative Drug Discovery Partnership To Advance Cancer Drug Development:

SRI International, an independent nonprofit research and development organization, has announced that SRI's Center for Cancer Research was selected by the National Cancer Institute for a leading role in the newly-formed "Chemical Biology Consortium" , a collaborative drug discovery partnership focused on advancing new cancer therapeutics active ...

(Via Topix ).

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

U.S. SENATORS MENENDEZ, LAUTENBERG ANNOUNCE $700,000 TO SUPPORT RUTGERS STUDENTS CONTINUING ADVANCED EDUCATION | Politicker NJ

U.S. SENATORS MENENDEZ, LAUTENBERG ANNOUNCE $700,000 TO SUPPORT RUTGERS STUDENTS CONTINUING ADVANCED EDUCATION

By SENATOR ROBERT MENENDEZ
WASHINGTON -

U. S. Senators Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg announced today announced $696,832 in federal funding for the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need or GAANN Program at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. This will help 19 graduate students in financial need over three years continue their education in pursuit of advanced degrees. The grants are being awarded in the areas of Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics, and Pharmaceutical Engineering. ......"

(Via http://www.politickernj.com.)

Colombia receives tech boost in new deal - SciDev.Net

Colombia receives tech boost in new deal


Lisbeth Fog
20 July 2009 | EN

The collaboration will improve technology access in the country
Flickr/amanky
[BOGOTA] Microsoft's research arm has signed an agreement with the Colombian government to boost the use of information technologies in science research in the hope of triggering new scientific activity.

Under the agreement, signed this month (1 July) by Microsoft Research and the Colombian Department of Science, Technology and Innovation (Colciencias), Colombian research centres will receive cheap licensing for Microsoft software and graduate students will be offered internships at any of the six Microsoft Research centres worldwide.

Microsoft Research will also get involved in the establishment of a bioinformatics research centre in Colombia, an initiative started by the government to classify information about the country's biodiversity with a view to becoming a global centre........



(Via http://www.scidev.net.)



Proposal Preparation in FP7 - 7-9 October 2009

Proposal Preparation in FP7 - 7-9 October 2009:

Deadlines for FP7 are coming and going all the time. Don't miss an opportunity to make your proposal competitive and innovative. Join us for three days at our Proposal Preparation in FP7 course and enhance your chances of FP7 success!

(Via Europa Media Trainings).

FP7 - Financial & Project Management 15-16 October 2009

FP7 - Financial & Project Management 15-16 October 2009:

A 2-day intensive training course designed to provide project managers, administrators and financial personnel with the skills needed to successfully implement FP7 projects; personal interaction between participants and Europe's leading project managers provides efficiency that other programmes are unable to match.

(Via Europa Media Trainings).

Financial Reporting & Audits of EC Projects - 23 October 2009

Financial Reporting & Audits of EC Projects - 23 October 2009:

(Via Europa Media Trainings).

Untold Stories of FP7 III

Untold Stories of FP7 III:

Your most important FP7 event in 2009!
Learn the secrets of FP7...

What is the Commission looking for? How can your organisation make the most of FP7 opportunities? What can you do to make your proposal more innovative? Where is FP7 going to take you in the coming years?

(Via Europa Media Trainings).

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Elsevier Announces the “Article of the Future

"Elsevier Announces the “Article of the Future”



New article prototype introduces non-linear structure, enhanced graphical navigation, and integrated multimedia


Amsterdam, 20 July 2009 – Elsevier, the leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announces the ‘Article of the Future’ project, an ongoing collaboration with the scientific community to redefine how a scientific article is presented online. The project takes full advantage of online capabilities, allowing readers individualized entry points and routes through content, while exploiting the latest advances in visualization techniques.

The Article of the Future launches its first prototypes this week, revealing a new approach to presenting scientific research online. The key feature of the prototypes is a hierarchical presentation of text and figures so that readers can elect to drill down through the layers based on their current task in the scientific workflow and their level of expertise and interest. This organizational structure is a significant departure from the linear-based organization of a traditional print-based article in incorporating the core text and supplemental material within a single unified structure.

A second key feature of the prototypes is bulleted article highlights and a graphical abstract. This allows readers to quickly gain an understanding of the paper’s main ‘take home’ message and serves as a navigation mechanism to directly access specific sub-sections of the results and figures. The graphical abstract is intended to encourage browsing, promote interdisciplinary scholarship and help readers identify more quickly which papers are most relevant to their research interests.

Emilie Marcus, Editor in Chief, Cell Press commented, “The genesis of the ‘Article of the Future’ project came from a challenge to redesign from scratch how to most effectively structure and present the content of a traditional scientific article in an online environment. The rapid pace of technological advancements means this will undoubtedly be an evolving design, but we are happy to be able to address some key reader and author pain points such as the integration of supplemental data with these initial prototypes. We are tremendously excited that authors contributing to Cell Press journals will have the opportunity to pioneer this new concept and make a significant contribution to its development.”

The prototypes have been developed by the editorial, production and IT teams at Cell Press in collaboration with Elsevier’s User Centered Design group using content from two previously published Cell articles. They can be viewed at http://beta.cell.com where Elsevier and Cell Press are inviting feedback from the scientific community on the concepts and implementations. Successful ideas from this project will ultimately be rolled-out across Elsevier’s portfolio of 2,000 journals available on ScienceDirect.

“Together with the 2009 Elsevier Grand Challenge, the ‘Article of the Future’ project forms part of Elsevier’s commitment to collaborating with our scientific community on Content Innovation. Sharing these prototypes and inviting feedback is the next step,” remarked IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg, Vice President of Content Innovation for Elsevier Science & Technology Journal Publishing, “We are confident that these tools will enhance the presentation of scientific results and improve the interpretation and speed of results analysis. They are central to driving innovation in scientific publishing and represent our investment in the future of research, enabling scientists all over the world to access, interpret, and create better science more efficiently.”

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Notes to Editors:
The Article of the Future prototype can be viewed at http://beta.cell.com where Elsevier is inviting scientific community feedback on the concept.

The Elsevier Grand Challenge is a contest created to improve the way scientific information is communicated and used. The contest invites members of the scientific community to describe and prototype a tool to improve the interpretation and identification of meaning in (online) journals and text databases relating to the life sciences.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the global science and health communities, Elsevier’s 7,000 employees in over 70 offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books per year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such as ScienceDirect, MD Consult, Scopus, bibliographic databases, and online reference works.

Elsevier is a global business headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

About Cell Press
Cell Press, an imprint of Elsevier, is committed to improving scientific communication through the publication of exciting research and reviews. Each of our titles is viewed as a must-read by the scientific community it serves. Cell Press primary research journals include the flagship journal Cell, as well as Neuron, Immunity, Molecular Cell, Developmental Cell, Cancer Cell, Current Biology, Structure, Chemistry & Biology, Cell Metabolism, Cell Host & Microbe, Cell Stem Cell, and, new to Cell Press, Biophysical Journal, and The American Journal of Human Genetics. Cell Press also publishes the Trends family of reviews journals, including Trends in Cell Biology, Trends in Neurosciences, and Trends in Cognitive Sciences.

Media Contact:
Ylann Schemm
Elsevier
+31 62 398 2359
+1 212 633 3640
y.schemm@elsevier.com"



(Via http://www.elsevier.com.)

EMBO Life Sciences Mobility Portal - South African scientists access European research via EMBC agreement

EMBO Life Sciences Mobility Portal - South African scientists access European research via EMBC agreement


South African scientists will gain access to the latest thinking in molecular biology research through an agreement announced today by the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). The Government of the Republic of South Africa signed a cooperation agreement with the European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC), the intergovernmental funding body for EMBO, allowing scientists from South Africa to participate in EMBO programmes and activities. The agreement also provides for some EMBO activities to occur in South Africa.

EMBO Life Sciences Mobility Portal posts targeted information for reciprocal career development and funding opportunities between South Africa and Europe.

(Via http://mobility.embo.org .)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Researchers Create Database of CNVs in Healthy Individuals

Researchers Create Database of CNVs in Healthy Individuals:

A team of scientists from CHOP and UPenn have developed a database of copy number variants found in healthy individuals, based on their study of thousands of children and parents.

(Via GenomeWeb Daily News).

At ISMB, a Focus on Bottlenecks for Systems Approach to Biology, Bioinformaticians Becoming 'Embedded Systems'

At ISMB, a Focus on Bottlenecks for Systems Approach to Biology, Bioinformaticians Becoming 'Embedded Systems':

Bioinformatics researchers at ISMB said the field is facing increasing demands from large-scale experiments including a rising need for integrative tools and services, and better cooperation between experimentalists and bioinformaticians.

(Via BioInform from GenomeWeb News).

Schistosome Parasite Genome Cracked

Schistosome Parasite Genome Cracked:

Hinxton, Cambridge, UK (OBBeC) - Researchers have published the complete genome sequence of the Schistosoma mansoni, a parasitic worm – commonly known as a blood fluke – that causes devastating disease. The World Health Organization ranks schistosomiasis as a neglected disease of the poor, affecting 210 million people in 76 countries, and each year causing 280,000 deaths in sub-Saharan Africa alone.

(Via OBBeC.com: Latest Headlines).

Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg Form Partnership

Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg Form Partnership:

Phoenix, AZ (OBBeC) - According to a report from Translational Genomics Research Institute (Tgen), a partnership between Luxembourg and the Institute has begun with the arrival of a new CEO and the advent of a new building for the Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg (IBBL).

(Via OBBeC.com: Business and Industry).

The EMBO Write Move Competition

The EMBO Write Move Competition:

Making the Write Move
EMBO invites entries for the 2009 EMBO Write Move Competition, an initiative of EMBO Life Sciences Mobility...

(Via EMBO Life Sciences Mobility Portal).

International: Human Frontier Science Program - Postdoctoral fellowships

International: Human Frontier Science Program - Postdoctoral fellowships:

The Human Frontier Science Program ( http://www.hfsp.org/about/AboutProg.php) offers fellowships for basic research training in the life sciences across national and...

(Via EMBO Life Sciences Mobility Portal).

International: EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdocs (EIPODs) Fellowships

International: EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdocs (EIPODs) Fellowships:

International: EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdocs (EIPODs) Fellowships (http://www.embl.org/eipod)In the 2009 selection round, EMBL and Marie Curie Actions COFUND will fund a...

(Via EMBO Life Sciences Mobility Portal).

First International Symposium on Structural Systems Biology, Sept 24-25, Hamburg

First International Symposium on Structural Systems Biology, Sept 24-25, Hamburg:

The symposium ( http://www.conventus.de/cssb2009/) will
feature the rapidly emerging field of systems biology with a strong emphasis on methods to analyse...

(Via EMBO Life Sciences Mobility Portal).

International: Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Call for proposals: From Targets to Novel Drugs

International: Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Call for proposals: From Targets to Novel Drugs:

This initiative (https://www.grants4targets.com/scripts/pages/en/index.php) intends to support collaborative research projects on attractive, novel molecular targets in the fields of
Oncology, Cardiology, Gynecology,...

(Via EMBO Life Sciences Mobility Portal).

Brasil, Africa, Germany: Scholarships for Masters and PhD Candidates from Africa, Brazil and Germany

Brasil, Africa, Germany: Scholarships for Masters and PhD Candidates from Africa, Brazil and Germany:

Call for Proposals for the Pilot Project: (http://scholarship-positions.com/scholarships-for-masters-and-phd-candidates-from-africa-brazil-and-germany/2009/05/07/#ixzz0FNVNG5XF&B) Future Trilateral Cooperation within the scope of cooperation in higher education between...

(Via EMBO Life Sciences Mobility Portal).

Healthcare and Emerging Rich Web Technologies – The WEB 2.0/Semantic Web Challenge and Opportunity

Healthcare and Emerging Rich Web Technologies – The WEB 2.0/Semantic Web Challenge and Opportunity:

Over the years, healthcare organizations have had to respond to many different changes – from advances in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the emergence of concepts such as managed care and telemedicine. Healthcare is fast becoming one of the most competitive and value added industries worldwide with many technology driven developments in diagnosis, treatment, care provision, patient monitoring and healthcare infrastructure.

(Via OBBeC.com: Special Reports).

Systems Biology: An Integrative Approach to Drug Discovery

Systems Biology: An Integrative Approach to Drug Discovery:

The way biological systems were perceived was changed almost five decades ago by Watson and Crick with their identification of the DNA double helix. Since then, enormous advances have been made in molecular biology in the understanding of biological processes such as disease, evolution, heredity and development on a molecular basis.

(Via OBBeC.com: Special Reports).

GovBenefits.gov - Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Research and Research Training

GovBenefits.gov - Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Research and Research Training: ""


Program Description
The Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology supports research and research training in areas that join biology with the computer sciences, engineering, mathematics, and physics. Toward this end, the center develops and manages programs in computational biology, such as the generation of mathematical models of biological networks, the development of modeling and simulation tools, the conduct of basic theoretical studies related to network organization and dynamic processes, and the development of methods for the analysis and dissemination of computational models. The center also defines the Institute's needs for database development and applications, and it collaborates with other NIH components and Federal agencies in developing policies in this area. Other center activities include the support of multidisciplinary collaborations and of workshops, courses, and specialized meetings.

(Via http://www.govbenefits.gov.)



NIAID to Fund Studies for Neglected Diseases Dx, Rx

NIAID to Fund Studies for Neglected Diseases Dx, Rx:

The funds will go to study technologies for use in diagnosing, preventing, and treating tuberculosis, malaria, and other neglected diseases.

(Via GenomeWeb Daily News).

International: Human Frontier Science Program - Postdoctoral fellowships

International: Human Frontier Science Program - Postdoctoral fellowships:

The Human Frontier Science Program ( http://www.hfsp.org/about/AboutProg.php) offers fellowships for basic research training in the life sciences across national and...

(Via EMBO Life Sciences Mobility Portal (1)).

The EMBO Write Move Competition

The EMBO Write Move Competition:

Making the Write Move
EMBO invites entries for the 2009 EMBO Write Move Competition, an initiative of EMBO Life Sciences Mobility...

(Via EMBO Life Sciences Mobility Portal (1)).

International: EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdocs (EIPODs) Fellowships

International: EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdocs (EIPODs) Fellowships:

International: EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdocs (EIPODs) Fellowships (http://www.embl.org/eipod)In the 2009 selection round, EMBL and Marie Curie Actions COFUND will fund a...

(Via EMBO Life Sciences Mobility Portal (1)).

First International Symposium on Structural Systems Biology, Sept 24-25, Hamburg

First International Symposium on Structural Systems Biology, Sept 24-25, Hamburg:

The symposium ( http://www.conventus.de/cssb2009/) will
feature the rapidly emerging field of systems biology with a strong emphasis on methods to analyse...

(Via EMBO Life Sciences Mobility Portal (1)).

International: Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Call for proposals: From Targets to Novel Drugs

International: Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Call for proposals: From Targets to Novel Drugs:

This initiative (https://www.grants4targets.com/scripts/pages/en/index.php) intends to support collaborative research projects on attractive, novel molecular targets in the fields of
Oncology, Cardiology, Gynecology,...

(Via EMBO Life Sciences Mobility Portal (1)).

India/UK: Early Career Fellowships for researchers in India

India/UK: Early Career Fellowships for researchers in India:

Fellowships (http://www.wellcomedbt.org) are available for outstanding medically qualified or science graduates across the full spectrum of biomedical research, from fundamental...

(Via EMBO Life Sciences Mobility Portal (1)).

Brasil, Africa, Germany: Scholarships for Masters and PhD Candidates from Africa, Brazil and Germany

Brasil, Africa, Germany: Scholarships for Masters and PhD Candidates from Africa, Brazil and Germany:

Call for Proposals for the Pilot Project: (http://scholarship-positions.com/scholarships-for-masters-and-phd-candidates-from-africa-brazil-and-germany/2009/05/07/#ixzz0FNVNG5XF&B) Future Trilateral Cooperation within the scope of cooperation in higher education between...

(Via EMBO Life Sciences Mobility Portal (1)).